Infrared sauna therapy differs from the ancient practice of using fire beneath a makeshift lodge to generate heat, instead of utilizing infrared light waves to generate heat in the body.
These waves penetrate deeper into the tissues without excessively raising the temperature of the sauna room, making this therapy ideal for people who cant tolerate the heat and humidity of traditional sauna rooms and so might miss out on the potential benefits
Just how much more? Lets take a look at how the far infrared sauna blanket does way more for your body than merely working up a sweat:
1. Improved Skin Tone
Infrared sauna therapy dilates the blood vessels, effectively increasing circulation throughout the body. This increased circulation not only helps remove waste products but also helps deliver more oxygen and nutrients to the skin. Since our skin depends on these nutrients to form collagen (which keeps our skin firm), infrared sauna therapy can be a great way to improve skin tone and reduce wrinkles.
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2. Flushes Out Toxins
Our immune systems are up against an arsenal of toxins that our ancestors never dreamt of: pesticides, toxic metals, PCBs in plastics, environmental pollution, and even GMOs (genetically modified organisms). Combining this with a lifelong poor diet is a set-up for accumulated toxins and a potentially weakened immune system.
3. Weight Loss
It turns out taking a rest in an infrared sauna can also aid in weight loss. In a study of obese adults, researchers discovered body weight and body fat significantly decreased after 2 weeks of sauna therapy. Researchers theorize this is due to increased heart rate and the body working (i.e., burning calories) to cool itself.
It is important to note that the researchers state the patients didnt perceive the effects during the treatment but definitely perceived less fatigue after the four weeks of treatment.
So, if youre interested in undertaking infrared sauna treatment for fatigue, be aware that you may have to complete a months worth in order to really feel the benefits. However, less than an hour a day for four weeks to relieve chronic fatigue seems like a worthwhile treatment!